Monday, November 14, 2011
Occupy Portland: Police take back two parks, but protest moves to Pioneer Square
On Sunday morning, November 13th, Portland police seized Lownsdale and Chapman squares from Occupy Portland protesters, who have camped at the site for the past six weeks. Officers swept into the public parks after a Saturday night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds that swelled into the thousands. Sunday evening, crowds moved to Pioneer Courthouse Square, but police have said they will not allow protesters to occupy any more public parks.
JG: Portland "The City of Roses" is a great place. I lived there most of my life. Oregon's mountains, national forests and Pacific coast beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. The people are friendly, peaceful and progressive. What more can you ask? Deceased Oregon U.S. Senator Wayne Morse was one of the strongest opponents against the imperialist war in South Vietnam.
But its Police Department is violent and brutal. They look like and act like black-dressed-thugs from Darth Vader's Dark Force.